Ms Neely Veatch

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Phone: 480-472-6580


I am enjoying my 27th year as a teacher and my 21st year at Longfellow. I am proud to be a member of the Falcon community. Working with the 5th graders, sponsoring Student Council, coaching Longfellow Cheerleaders, organizing the annual Talent Show, and partnering with ASU Tillman Scholars, Act One Arizona, the Arizona Educational Foundation- Take Your Legislator to School, as well as The Mesa Arts Center to bring enrichment opportunities to our students are some of my favorite professional experiences. Teaching is my greatest joy and I am thankful for all of my students; past and present. Together we learn!


My credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education- University of Arizona, 1995
  • Master of Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University, 2003
  • National Board Certified Teacher, Early and Middle Childhood, Literacy: Reading- Language Arts, 2019
  • Arizona Teacher of the Year, Top 10 Semifinalist, 2017
  • 2021 Silver Apple Award         
  • Act One Ambassador, 2020- present                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         My students surprised me with an all school parade, complete with a chocolate crown, flower necklaces, and a bejeweld scepter!